Folk Songs from the Southern Highlands - online songbook

Southern Appalachians songs with lyrics, commentary & some sheet music.

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Ballads and Songs
5. "I'm certain you'll be wounded; In battle you'll be slain;
My heart will burst asunder If I never see you again.
6.  "The cannon loudly roaring The balls are flying high; The drum and fife are playing To drown the deadly cry."
7.  "Your waist it is too slender; Your fingers are quite small; Your cheeks are too rosy-red To love a cannon ball.
8. "So farewell, my darling; So fare you well, my dear; I'm going to fight the enemy, And I hate to leave you here.
9. "So fare you well, my true love; So farewell for a while;
I'm going to return again, If it be some length of time.
10.  "I'll sail around the enemy, My fortune for to try;
I'll think of you, my darling, And oft sit down and cry.
11. "If you'll tarry a single life Through this great campaign, I'll marry you, my sweetheart, When I return again."

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III